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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 2,023
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 239
Gots: 310 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of doppelmeup
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 500ml bottle of this today with great anticipation, after seeing it so highly rated on the Best of BA. I like doppelbocks, but have never had a wheat doppelbock.

Poured it into a pilsner glass, and got a several inch tall head, which settled fairly quickly and left little lacing on the glass. It was a cloudy, medium amber color. Lots of champagne-like, tiny bubbles.

This smelled very much like a malty Belgian ale. Definite yeasty aromas with some sweet malt and banana aromas in the background. I wasn't expecting this much yeastiness.

The taste reminded me of a Belgian as well. Bubblegum, overripe bananas, yeast. I'm a little dissappointed in this. I was expecting it to be more like the doppelbocks I've had with rich maltiness, rather than like a Belgian ale. I wouldn't say it tastes bad, but it is not what I was looking for.

You can feel the carbonation all over the mouth, and it leaves a fairly dry palate in its wake. Not overly thick or chewy.

Overall, I'm disappointed in this beer, especially with its high ranking on the "Best of" list. It was rather expensive compared to other doppelbocks, but I don't think it was worth the extra $$. I probably won't buy this one again.

Photo of EPseja
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml. bottle at just below cellar temperature in a flute.

A - Pours a slightly murky, tawny brown color with orange highlights and a big, dense, creamy head that defies gravity. Lots of activity in the glass as bubbles rise from many points. Lacing is huge and curtainy while taking a sip, but slowly falls back without leaving much on the walls of the glass.

S - Big, overripe banana pervades the smell of this beer, mingling with other notes of organic yeast, light malts, spicy cloves and millipedes. Yes, millipedes. Shaking your head in disbelief? Google it. You'll see what I mean. Sort of a cross between wet, decaying wood and a strange chemical sweetness. Nevertheless, it's quite an excellent bouquet.

T - Right up front you'll find the refreshing character of a Weissbier. Yeasty with lemony hints. In the middle, the big malts shine through, giving a spicy sweetness that really balances the tartness. The swallow brings out a tinge of the alcohol, but that is quickly replaced by a lingering brown sugar taste in the aftertaste. Excellent depth and character. Big body without lack of refreshment.

M - Enters the mouth with commanding presence, slowly growing to a wonderful, mouth filling consistency. Slight tingle on the tongue, and a satisfying throat coating swallow.

D - I could drink this one all afternoon, but at 8% ABV, my common sense steers me clear. This beer is one of the most defining brands for the style. Superb.

Photo of EPICAC
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased a 500 mL bottle at Downtown Wine & Spirits, partly due to things I've heard/read, partly because of the cool paper wrapper. Accordind to the label this bottle was brewed in 2001. I let this warm to around 45º F and served in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with thick beige head that thins at a moderate pace and eventually disappears completely. Large chucks of yeast settle at the bottom.

Smell: I detect a malty, caramel sweetness, with notes of dark fruit (raisins, upon thinking back). I get very light banana, something I could have missed had I not been looking for it, and light alcohol.

Taste: I get spicy clove flavors upfront, as well as fruity and caramel flavors in the center. The finish is lightly bitter, with warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately carbonated, and pleasantly tingly. It's medium-bodied and silky smooth.

Drinkability: Delicious, and easy to drink. Much more so than I expected based on the rich malt flavors.

Overall: I liked this beer a lot. It combined some of the characters that I like in Hefe Weizens with nice rich malt flavors.

Photo of Derek
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Weisses Brauhaus in Munich.

A: Murky chestnut, off-white head, some retention and lace.

S: Fruit bread! Bready malt, fruity esters, raisin, sherry.

T: Bready, fruity, warming alcohol, very well rounded.

M: Moderate to full body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good, especially considering the strength!

Photo of mochunk
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Purple and Gold labeled, Brown 500 ml bottle. dark caramel, slightly off white inch head that settles to 1/4 inch 10 minutes later. Remains a 1/8th or so head the entire weizen glass. Slight lacing but none sticks eternally.

Before you can even get your nose over the glass. yeast, slight banana, malty hints, oh so inviting. Resistance is futile.

Frothy mouthfeel, carbonation zings the tonque

Starts with yeast, slight malt, melds into banana, some spice, goes down into a hint of hop, fruity not bitter, extremely subtle, mild alcohol finish, kind of dry. After is still yeast, caramel, coffee or chocolate? Maybe I'm just thinking of the first time I tried it awhile back. Maybe not this time I'm just expecting it, and sort of missing it. All of this strengthens as it warms keeping your interested until the last drop. Alchohol becomes a little more noticable. At 8% it's not surprising but pretty well masked, just perfect.

Always a treat. So good you should try not to spoil yourself and have it too often. One bottle is more than enough. Buy a few and save them for special occasions.

Photo of poppercherry
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was reccomended by a friend, who happens to be a beer advocate member.
The color of the beer was a very dark brown with a tint of red. There was large amounts of tan head that did not last. The beer smelled of strong yeast and malt. With first taste of this beer, I was suprised by the amount of carbonation. Once I got over the carbination I was able to taste strong malt followed by hints of banana and cloves. There was a large amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass. This was a very smooth beer and once I became used to the carbonation, it was a delight on the palate.

Photo of akahn
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Turbid prune juice color with a lasting, thick off-white head. Dark, sweet, slightly musty aroma. Sweet, juicy, fruity, malty flavor. Slight alcohol apparent. Clear sugary sweetness from the wheat. Delicious! Medium body, with even, small-bubbled carbonation. Very impressively drinkable for an 8% beer with this much flavor! This beer reminded me of a doppelbock but not quite so rich, but still packed with flavor.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful. In my Weizen glass the lower portion of the beer is translucent and an almost bright orange mahogany. The beer in the wider are of the glass looks considerably darker, almost red and deeply brown. The contrast is remarkably striking. The head is huge, tan, and frothy. Aromas are heavy of banana, and cloves. There is also some berry presence as well as chocolate and apple peals. Tastes is jammy and has a sticky caramelness about it. Banana, cloves, chocolate, anise, and dark fruits all enter into play. This is just wonderful, truly wonderful. Drinkability is supreme. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very sessionable even at 8 degrees.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just short of a black color. Somewhere in the brown range. Opaque. Beautiful in its own way. Pours with a big head.

I just used this beer in a slow-cooker dish. I am especially atuned to the aroma. Lots of cloves and yeast esters. They are in the taste as well. Aroma is very strong.

Good bit of depth with this beer. The esters remind me of cloves and other typical weizer esters.

Very much deserves its reputation.

Photo of Orrshow
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a very deep color that appears to be a reddish brown. It’s quite clouded. There is a good amount of thick head that is light is color. It dissipates to a cap and stays that way until the end.

Smell - Cloves and dark fruits such as currants and raisins stick out. There is that strong wheaty aroma with some yeast making its way to the nose. This smell makes me anxious to take a sip.

Taste - Amazing. Rich malty sweetness, dark fruits, and spice are all there. The wheat is definitely present along with the flavor of cloves. The alcohol is also very prominent and brings warmth to the beer.

Mouthfeel - The consistency of this beer is a little thicker...and I love that. The carbonation is nice and the alcohol presence does not make this beer at all overpowering.

Drinkablility - Perfect. This beer has everything I love in a good ale; complexity, robust flavors, and an eerie easiness to drink. It’s scary how fast I emptied that bottle.

Aventinus will always have a reserved slot in my fridge. A world class ale.

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this bock pours a choclate brown color, with a VERY thick head that disappears entirely. it fizzes so much it sounds like a coke.

has a strong champagne-y aroma with hints of both chocolate and vanilla. all of these aromas translate to the taste. tastes like a very high quality champagne, very reminiscient of the only bottle of Dom Perignon i've ever had. however it is surprisingly smooth and goes down very easy.

i highly recommend this brew. .

Photo of Birdiebeagle
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Pours a murky brown with a huge creamy white light brown head, which is mostly lasting with good lacing. Has a complex aroma. At first I get sweet perfume, then you get chocolate malts with plenty of good spices and some bubble gum. Has a smooth palate with easy drinking flavor. Light on carbination and lacks some finish but has a nice duration. Has a medium body. The alcohol is very well hidden. The flavors really come out, even taste some cherry. Very easy drinking, sips extremely well.

Photo of VoodooBrew
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose opens up big and fruity, with hints of bubble gum. This beer's wheat origins are evident on the palate, with cloves, fruit, spice, and a healthy dose of malt. Balance comes in the form of a subtle bitterness that finishes things off. Aventinus is pleasantly spritzy although not at all overcarbonated. This is a very solid beer; however I think I prefer its cousin the Eisbock a little more.

Big ups to xeryuspool for sharing this with me.

Photo of lpayette
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a weizen glass, this brew is a very interesting color and one that I've never seen before. Kind of like a grade B maple syrup with more clarity and a creamy white head.

Smells are fruity and floral. Banana dominates, mixed with alcohol, and perhaps some bubblegum notes.

Tastes- hard to pick a dominant flavor, but the there is banana, clove, a fruity strong alcohol aspect.

The carbonation creates "honey combs" at the top of the brew. Small bubbles around the outside. The beer mellows out to become more drinkable as it warms, but I still found it to be less drinkable than most beers. A llitle too strong on the acidic alcohol taste for me, but still very interesting.

Photo of eb003
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just trying this one out because it was ranked so high on beer advocate amongst the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I have to say I am not disappointed. This beer pours very nicely and looks almost chocolatey with it's dark amber color. It smells very nice, too, hints of cherry and citrus. The taste is a bit heavier than my favorite hefe weiss, but it is very, very clean... no aftertaste (I don't like aftertaste) and great flavor. The mouthfeel is probably one of the best I've tasted. This beer is as smooth as velvet. Drinkability is also good. This is a good beer. It's definitely worth all the "hype" my fellow BAs have created on the site. I have a couple more in the fridge that were rated high among the "hefes" and "weiss beers". I hope the bar wasn't set too high by this one.

In short, this IS a beer!... absolutely enjoyable.

Photo of shamus
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now this is a beer. Luscious head with attractive lace. Scents are complex: some banana, cherry and sandalwood. Taste is excellent although it reminds me of Coup des Grisou (Geyser?) which I fondly remember from Montreal which means there is a finer beer of this sort out there. Perhaps I am just nostalgic but this doesn't quite live up to a fresh Coup. Still one of the more pleasant surprises from the LCBO. Damn them and their monopoly.

Photo of orfeu
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 20-oz. tumbler (closest I've got to proper glassware, unfortunately). Slightly hazy bronze with a massive, silky ecru head; light carbonation rising persistently. Heavy wheat aroma at first; underlying clove scents with faint presence of fruity esters (overripe banana, spiced cider). Sweet banana and clove character immediately come to the fore in the first sip. Malty wheat on the followthrough. Something of a sourish vegetable aftertaste. Mouthcoating elixir, this one is. Full-bodied and slick. Banana burps. Not my favorite style, but this beer is so well-made, I can't help but find it extremely drinkable. Deserving of all accolades it receives.

Photo of yelterdow
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served in the appropriate Aventinus glass at cellar temperature. Paired with an incredibly tasty wedge of Chimay cheese... prepare for liftoff...

Appearance- The beer pours a light raisiny cognac, with the gorgeous head that has earned its place in beer publications everywhere... four tall fingers of soapy, persistent head that performs with vigor and grace inside the glass. After settling for several minutes, it is stalwart and sexy. Medium, chunky lacing is left behind.

Smell- Huge banana esters and clove leap out of my glass, landing somewhere behind me. Full and obese. The alcohol is completely hidden amongst the gigantic wheat character, but the aroma is unmistakably Weizenbock.

Taste- A full, generous dose of wheat and bananas coat the tongue, conceding to the malty, spicy environment that surrounds it. Complete and round.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slick, slippery, viscous, and mouth filling... a terrific environment for the feel and tastes of this beer. No problem drinking this one, it's truly outstanding and very easy to find.

Photo of phisig137
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fresh bottle, poured into my 1/2 liter Aventinus glass, shows a cloudy walnut brown color, heavy sponge-like head that disappates with a bit of lacing.

Aroma is incredible, banana, clove, malty sweetness, wheat, solvent, and tons of yeast. Super complex nose that only gets better as the glass gets emptier.

Flavor again is incredible. A perfect blend of a thick german hefe and a thick dopplebock. Bananas, wheat, cloves, sweet without being cloying. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day, or nice and warming in the dead of winter. No matter how many times I drink this, I'm always amazed bby how good it is.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy, while light carbonation dances on the tip of your tongue. Drinkability is also high, as this beer hides it's alcohol well, and each sip begs for another.

Phenomenal when fresh, equaly good but completely different when aged. Superb!

Photo of badbeer
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2000 vintage, poured into hefe-weizen glass from the Galgen Hölzle in Ueberlingen.

Pours a dark amber color with a thick head, but is more fizzy than creamy as you would expect. Head slowly receded and left only a ring around the glass and no lacing. Much more of a caramel and chocolate aroma, with subdued spices and hints of banana. I find more molasses, chocolate, caramel, bread, with only a little bit of banana. Taste is definately much more mellowed after nearly 6 years, but it is pretty nicely blended. Seems a little light and watery by now with almost no carbonation. Still a good beer but it just seems to be lacking compared to a fresher bottle.

Photo of klewis
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy brown with a big foamy top that subsides to a thick one-finger head.

S: Big aromas of bread, caramel, pepper, spices, and alcohol.

T: This beer has a huge flavor. Grainy taste with lots of clove and spice in the finish. Alcohol is slightly noticable.

M: Big and heavy body with a nice warming effect. The carbonation is a little too much or else this would score higher.

D: Definitely not a session beer, but it's definitely a must have, and it even comes at a good price. Go get some.

Photo of supernaut
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a great looking beer. Extremely rough and unfiltered. You get the sense that this beer looks just like those consumed hundreds of years back. Pours a very murky and muddly brown. Not overly dark but a bit cloudy. Loads of sediment only add to the allure There's a pretty nice head and a bit of lacing to match The truly great aspect of this beer's appearance however, lies in the rawness. Very intense.

The smell is one of complex sweetness and spice. Nothing mindblowing, but pleasant if not intrigueing nonetheless.

Tasting this organic brew was not the slightest bit disappointing. Incredibly smooth, presenting some mild fruit (pear, banana, non-citrus) initially, and providing an almost cinammon/milmint-like spice toward the end (the bottle claims clove). Finishes extremely cleanly with a very pleasant and balanced yeastiness. The alcohol never interferes with the smoothness, yet does manage to add a pleasant "glow" toward the end (hence the 8.00% abv).

You just want to deliberately sip this brew over and over again to extract out all the greatness. Precisely what a German bier should be. Makes me want to move back. G schneider und Sohn sollen rightig stolz auf dieses Bier sein.

Photo of rodrot
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus poured a deep brown color with a large head that never quite went away. I poured the entire contents of the bottle into my glass, including the yeast at the bottom, so it was nice and cloudy. The aroma was heavenly with whiffs of bubblegum, spices and malt in the nose. Taste was equally impressive with notes of clove, spices, chocolate and malt in the palate. This beer was medium to full bodied and had a nice spicy/sweet finish with just a touch of alcoholic warmth. This is really an incredible Weizenbock and one that I will come back to again and again. Recommended.

Photo of BillyB
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an incredibly deep, rich, sweet beer for a weizenbock.

Pours dark mahogony with a slight head that fades away quickly.

Aromas are of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and butterscotch.

Taste is deep, rich and sweet for a weizenbock. Quite an impressive taste. Nice alcohol warmth.

Big beer with big taste, aroma and big alcohol kick.

Photo of quasimoto
3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice dark cloudy copper color with a big off-white head. It also has good lacing

S - Strong aroma of the sweet wheat which gives it a nice chocolate orange aroma.

T - Tart wheat flavor. Kind of lemony but with backgrounds of malty sweet. There is a strong alcohol aroma on the end of it.

M - Very smooth and easy to drink, if it wasnt for the tartness of it.

D - For its style I think it is very drinkable. Nice would be nice on cool summer nights.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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